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John Paul Trueman
Aug 13, 2020
Pakistani Mastiff / Bully Kutta
Theories suggest that, during the British invasion, the British troops were brought to India with his Mastiff dogs in the 1700s. This breed was introduced into Greece by Xerxes the First when he marched towards this country in 486-465 B.C. The origin of the Alangu Mastiff can be traced back to parts of Rajasthan, the Bhawalpur area of Punjab, and the desert area of Kutch.
The actual origins of the Bully Kutta are actually fairly ambiguous. There have also been extensive disputes about the country of origin of this breed, with some claiming it to be India, while the others Pakistan. The breed was used mostly for hunting large game such as bears and wild boars during the Mughal Empire. Some experts believe that dogs were originally domesticated between 12,000 and 25,000 years ago.
The Bully Kutta strain present in northern Pakistan is said to have been influenced by the Central Asian Mastiff, In modern times it has been used mainly as a guard dog and a home guard. It is also referred to as the Indian Alangu Mastiff. These dogs are known as the Indian Alangu Mastiff due to the fact that these dogs hail from southern India specifically from Tiruchi and Thanjavur districts.